CONCERNED by the downturn in the value of the naira in the last few years, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye has said that those responsible will be arrested.
Predicting that the tide would turn in favour of the currency, the cleric reiterated that the legal tender will become powerful again.
Adeboye made the declaration on Saturday morning during the November Holy Ghost Service with the theme: “Victory Ahead” held at the 3×3 kilometre auditorium at Shimawa, Ogun State.
The university-teacher-turned-cleric told the congregation how God provided him N17,000 as the total cost to roof the 100 by 50 metres first auditorium of the church in the early 80s through a woman directed by God from Port Harcourt.
His words: “I told that when we were building the first auditorium, the one by the expressway, and it was time for roofing and the roofing was going to cost N17, 000 (Naira was powerful those days and Naira will be powerful again in Jesus name).
“Mighty auditorium, 100×50 metres, and you want to roof it with N17, 000! I think the tide will turn for the naira tonight,” Adeboye declared with a thunderous echo of ‘amen’ following.
He added: “For all those who are deliberately devaluing the Naira, as my God lives, they’ll be arrested,” he declared with a louder thunderous “amen” in response.
“It is no longer news that the naira has become a perpetual victim of devaluation and depreciation against the euro, pound and dollar especially since the assumption of office by the current administration with the naira exchanging for between N357 and above to a dollar in the parallel market.
Meanwhile, Pastor (Mrs) Folu Adeboye has charged the authorities of the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), to give more women the opportunity to join the body in order to enhance the fight against corruption in the country.
Pastor (Mrs) Adeboye stated this during an official presentation as an ambassador of the commission on Friday by a delegate of the commission from the EFCC headquarters in Abuja.
“It would be a welcome development if more women join the commission as it will aid corruption fight and also serve as a great influence in homes, where they can encourage their children and husbands to shun corruption. Personally, I feel honoured and grateful for this recognition. I thank God and the authorities and members of the commission.”
Sunday Tribune gathered that the recognition came following Pastor (Mrs) Adeboye’s presentation on “Leading Women against Corruption”, at a recent annual conference organised by the EFCC, as well as her impact in the religious sector, humanity and Nigeria at large.
The delegate-led by Mr Ola Olukayode officially honoured the wife of the notable cleric amidst cheers as an ambassador of EFCC, just as he noted that she indeed deserved the honoured as she remained one of the women of virtue in the country.